[powerpress] It's a sad fact in today's America that looks win out over substance every single time. The atrocious treatment of Leah-Lynn Plante is just the latest example of a person being vilified for her looks while her principled stance against a corrupt government is utterly ignored. As I wrote on October 25, Leah-Lynn Plante, Matt Duran and Katherine … [Read more...]
Constable Mike Wasylyshen is the poster-boy for our absurd police complaints process
[powerpress] In 2002 Edmonton Police Service Constable Mike Wasylyshen took out his police-issued taser and fired it into 16-year-old Randy Fryingpan 8 times in just 68 seconds. On October 9, 2012 Constable Mike Wasylyshen was found guilty of using unlawful force in tasering and then hitting Randy Fryingpan in the head back on October 5, … [Read more...]
All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing
"All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." This timeless maxim and its many variants are widely attributed to Edmund Burke, although according to many sources he never put his idea into this concise a statement. Others attribute the statement to John Stuart Mill’s inaugural address to the University of St. Andrews in 1867, and even to a … [Read more...]
What do governments despise most? An Informed Citizenry.
[powerpress] Yesterday I shared with you a video clip from the HBO series “The Newsroom” in which news anchor Will McAvoy makes the bold (and true) statement that "America is NOT the greatest country in the world." While that may have been the most shocking part of the video for many people, it wasn't the most important. No, the most … [Read more...]
Charges Dropped Against Moses Mahilal: Is this Crown Prosecutors discovering Common Sense, or merely protecting their conviction rates?
[powerpress] When I heard the news earlier today that all charges against Moses Mahilal were dropped I was both shocked and elated at the same time. It's incredibly uncommon for Ontario Crown Prosecutors to do the right thing... or to be more specific, to correct the injustice they have already perpetrated by laying charges against the … [Read more...]
Brutal Thug (and Kelowna RCMP Constable) Geoff Mantler will finally face trial for kicking Buddy Tavares in the face
[powerpress] Anyone who has visited this site before will know precisely what I think of Kelowna RCMP Constable Geoff Mantler. I think he's a thug with a badge and a gun who should be fired from the RCMP and spend a long time rotting in a jail cell. Geoff Mantler will now stand trial in Kelowna, BC, on November 26, 2012 for the brutal … [Read more...]
French President Francois Hollande says Homework is a Crime Against Humanity?
[powerpress] Some days I really don’t comprehend politicians. I really don’t. Take, for instance, Chief Moron and French President Francois Hollande. This dingbat is on a rampage to outlaw homework on the basis that it discriminates against the families of the “non-wealthy”. In what alternate universe? This mental giant doesn’t … [Read more...]